Google Drive + Pulse

Automatically share in your Slack status your Google
Workspace activity.


How does Google Drive work with Slack?

Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) is a suite of collaborative productivity apps that offers your business professional email, shared calendars, online document editing and storage, video meetings, and much more.

When you add the Google Drive app to Slack, you will receive notifications anytime someone comments on your files, shares a file with you, or requests access to your files.  This is a helpful addition to your Slack and Google Drive workflow.

How does Pulse’s Google Drive integration work?

If enabled, Pulse integrates with Google Drive to allow you to share when you’re in a Google Drive app like Slides, Spreadsheets, Docs, and more as part of your displayed Slack status.  It’s a great way to signal to your teammates when you’re in shared work and helps teams find more ad-hoc moments to collaborate at opportune times.

Users are in complete control of what is shared, and follow transparency and privacy rules which are established as part of the Google sharing settings on each file.

Learn more about the Pulse Google Drive sharing settings.

In the status example shown, teammates can see that I am currently editing a document called ‘Pulse Integration Landing Pages’ — makes sense as I am currently drafting this article 🙂  My teammates can also see that I am working from my Kids’ gym as I have set a ‘Place’ for this location in the Pulse app.

You can try the Pulse Google Drive  integration by navigating to Pulse Settings > Google Drive.

Google Drive integration users also enjoy Pulse’s Google Meet integration.